Top Ten Tuesday: Spring 2020 TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature over at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is our spring 2020 TBR. Figuring this post out definitely took me a while. There’s so many books I want to get to and trying to figure out my top ten was quite the task, but I got there. As is the motto of every bookworm; too many books, so little time.

Link to me your lists below! I’m so interested to see what you’re all planning on reading in the next few months.

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1. Loveboat, Taipei by Abigail Hing Wen

2. Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

3. The Toll by Neal Shusterman

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4. House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

5. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

6. Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

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7. Say You Still Love Me by K.A. Tucker

8. Doctor Dearest by R.S. Grey

9. Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody & Joanne Rendell

10. Darling Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel

Top Ten Tuesday: Recent Additions to my TBR

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature over at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is the most recent additions to our bookshelves. I think this will be the easiest TTT I’ll ever put together because Book Outlet had their recent annual boxing week sale and oh boy oh boy oh BOY did I ever do some damage to my wallet (and maybe the back of the post man who delivered that box, sorry!). Since this is a top ten list, I’ll just list the nine from that haul that I’m most excited to get to and the one book I bought recently that is the monthly read of the book club a couple of my friends and I started.

Link to me your lists below! I’m so interested to see what you guys have received recently.

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1. Scythe by Neal Shusterman (the book club pick)

2. How to Love by Katie Cotugno

3. Top Ten by Katie Cotugno

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4. The Au Pair by Emma Rous

5. Always Never Yours by Emily Wibberley & Austin Siegemund-Broka

6. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

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7. Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han

8. 500 Words or Less by Juleah del Rosario

9. A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

10. You by Caroline Kepnes

Top Ten Tuesday: Favourite Things to Eat/Drink While Reading

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature over at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is our favourite things to snack on or drink while reading. I have to admit, I can be a snacker while reading. And nothing makes me happier than a good drink to sip on while I’m immersed in a book.

1. Iced vanilla latte – my number one forever

2. Chai latte – the most soothing drink in the fall

3. Iced tea – the real stuff though, not the sugary crap in a can

4. Water – got to stay hydrated, right?

5. Wine – nothing better than winding down after a long day with a glass of wine and a good book

6. Beer – there’s this cute craft beer place beside my office and at the beginning of the week it’s always nice and quiet

7. Indian takeout – let’s be real, I eat from that restaurant once a week minimum so I’m bound to be reading during one of the many times I get takeout

8. Pad thai – my other takeout weakness

9. Pasta – if I could live off of pasta only, I would. Plus it’s a perfect reading snack because you’re using a fork so you’ll never have to worry about dirtying the pages

10. Carrot cake – I’m such a savoury type of person when it comes to food, but I can never refuse a good carrot cake

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Want to Be Besties With

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature over at That Artsy Reader Girl.

This week’s theme is characters I’d love to be besties with and wow, do I ever have a lot of those. Of course, there’s always book boyfriends/girlfriends that we all fall in love with and we wish we could find a real life version of them, but besties are just as important too (probably more, let’s be real here). Life sucks without a good best friend by your side. I honest to god don’t know what I’d do without mine (love you to the moon and back Jess). So in honour of best friends and how freaking great they are, here’s my list of top ten characters I’d want to be besties with.

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1. Arsinoe from the Three Dark Crowns series by Kendare Blake

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2. Dorian from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

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3. Madison from Make Me Bad by R.S. Grey

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4. Lauren from The Accidental Girlfriend by Emma Hart

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5. Lara Jean from the To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series by Jenny Han

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6. Penelope from Flutter by Carrie Aarons

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7. Simon from Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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8. Jeremiah from The Summer I Turned Pretty series by Jenny Han

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9. Ronan from The Raven Boys series by Maggie Stiefvater

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10. Brooke from The Fortunate Ones by R.S. Grey

Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

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This week’s theme is our top ten auto-buy authors. There are so many authors out there whose books I wholeheartedly enjoy. But there are some who even hint at a new book coming out and I’m line “LINK ME, I’M BUYING THAT RIGHT NOW.” There’s even a few out there who could write a kitchen appliance manual and I’d still drop money on it because I trust their writing that much. I’m pretty sure I put the trust I should have in people in my everyday life into authors because really, who is going to bring me as much joy as an R.S. Grey rom-com?

Enough rambling though. Enjoy the list of authors who have earned the right to my money for pretty much every book they’ll ever release.

Also, I know this is a top TEN tuesday, but there’s really only five authors who I will buy anything and everything for. There’s others who I love enough that there’s a high probability I’ll purchase what they write, but I’d need to see a synopsis first. These are the ultimate. The king and queens of my credit card and literary life.

1. R.S. Grey
Queen of romantic comedy. I’ve read ten of her books (possibly more) and I’ve loved every single one. She has earned her spot on this list and then some.

2. V.E. Schwab
Vicious. That’s all I have to say. That book changed my life and she can rob my bank account for all I care for giving me my favourite novel of all time.

3. Sarah J. Maas
She literally has taken all of my money. I own all of her books except for two IN HARDCOVER and I don’t buy hardcovers 99% of the time. I’m a cheap bitch who has no problem waiting a year for a paperback. But for SJM? I need her books and I need them now.

4. Renée Ahdieh
The Wrath & the Dawn duology owns my heart forever. And while I haven’t completed her other books yet, I have faith that I’ll love them too.

5. Brandon Sanderson
Look. I know I only started reading The Final Empire this week. But it’s love at first sentence. And I have never heard a single bad thing about his books. I’ve even suggested him to fantasy lovers in my life for the past few years and I’ve been thanked for it. So everything points in the right direction for Sanderson. I trust him completely.